Jan 3, 2018

01/03/2018: Unionizing the retail industry

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(U.S. Edition) About 12,000 retail stores are expected to close over the course of 2018. With this massive upheaval in the industry, we'll take a look at how mall operators are responding to these closures, and then talk to Stuart…

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As retailers shutter stores, mall operators fight back

Jan 3, 2018
This year could see thousands of additional store closures in malls across the country, according to a new study from commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield. That’s on top of some 9,000 store closings last year. Mall operators are…

Inpatient care could end at Nashville's safety net hospital

Jan 3, 2018
Nashville Mayor Megan Berry has proposed ending the inpatient unit of Nashville General Hospital and rethinking the city's role in caring for the uninsured.
The daily census at Nashville General Hospital is down to fewer than 40 patients, making it one of the least busy hospitals in town. But advocates for the uninsured say that's still 40 patients who are getting care that might have trouble finding it elsewhere.
Blake Farmer/ for Marketplace.

(U.S. Edition) About 12,000 retail stores are expected to close over the course of 2018. With this massive upheaval in the industry, we’ll take a look at how mall operators are responding to these closures, and then talk to Stuart Appelbaum — president of the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union — about whether retail workers will band together like coal workers have. Plus: How big tech companies are helping the Nasdaq reach record highs.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC